Nippon Design Center Inc.
Irobe Design Institute

+81 3 6264 0334 irobedesign@ndc.co.jp
Ginza 4-chome Tower, 4-9-13, Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Yoshiaki Irobe

Graphic designer / Art director
Yoshiaki Irobe was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1974. He completed the Master’s program at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2003. Now he heads the Irobe Design Institute, Nippon Design Center Inc., and is a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His major works include visual identity (VI) and signage planning for the Ichihara Lakeside Museum and the Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun,branding for Osaka Metro, and design direction for the Takeo Paper Show 2011 (“Books”) and the Naka-Boso International Art Festival (Ichihara Art x Mix). He undertakes design work across a broad spectrum, applying his graphic design techniques with his editorial perspective, from two- and three-dimensional graphics to spatial design such as the product package design for HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd. and Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. He pursues excellence and enhancement of the quality and functionality of information design in public spaces through diverse projects such as the Ginza Navigation Tags System and the TOKYO PROJECT. He has won numerous design awards both in Japan and abroad, including awards from the Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC), Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), Japan Sign Design Association (SDA), One Show Design, and British Design and Art Direction (D&AD). He serves as a member of the design awards jury for the Good Design Awards, ADC Awards, Design Excellence Awards, D&AD Awards and others and as a lecturer in the design workshop at the Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), ADC and JAGDA. Member of the Board Director, the Nippon Design Center Inc.
  • Yasuhiro Yasuda

    Chief designer
    2018 - Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Design at University of Tsukuba
    2018 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Kyoko Nagase

    Chief copywriter
    2010 - Bachelor’s Degree in The Faculty of Law at Sophia University
    2010 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Saya Fujitani

    Graphic designer
    2019 - Master's Degree in Design at Tokyo University of the Arts
    2019 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Machi Honda

    Graphic designer
    2021 - Master's Degree in Design at Tokyo University of the Arts
    2021 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Naomi Goto

    Graphic designer
    2012 - Bachelor’s Degree in Global Japanese Studies at Meiji University
    2016 - Diploma in Visual Design at Kuwasawa Design School
    2021 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Misato Taniguchi

    Graphic designer
    2018 - Bachelor's Degree in Osaka University of Arts
    2021 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Takuya Habu

    Graphic designer
    2015 - Bachelor’s Degree in International College of Arts and Sciences at Yokohama City University
    2021 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Atsuya Itakura

    Graphic designer
    2019 - Bachelor’s Degree in Design at Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences
    2022 - Master’s Degree in Integrated Design at Tama Art University
    2022 - Joined Nippon Design Center
  • Gaku Ohta

    Brand communication group / Creative director
    Bachelor’s Degree in Musashino Art University
    Bachelor’s Degree in Art Center College of Design
    Joined Nippon Design Center